Jane Austen’s cousin, Edward Copper held the livings of Hamstall Ridware and of Yoxall, both in the gift of the Honourable Mrs Mary Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire. Jane Austen, Cassandra Austen and Mrs George  Austen visited Hamstall Ridware in the summer of 1806.

Map: Section from Staffordshire from A New and Correct English Atlas (1797) by John Cary.

Links to AustenOnly Posts on Hamstall Ridware.

Jane Austen’s People: Thomas Gisborne

Jane Austen References

The Letters

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 21st January 1799

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 25th January 1801

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 13th october 1808

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 17th January 1809

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 30th January 1809


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